The aim of the conference is to provide researchers with the opportunity to present their research and work on the Voynich manuscript to an audience of fellow Voynich researchers and investigators.  Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about current work on the Voynich and, in addition, be able to network and interact with the research community as a whole.


The topics covered in this conference are varied and will include (but not limited to):

  • History of the Voynich Manuscript (historical approaches, ciphers).
  • Natural Language Processing techniques applied to the Voynich Manuscript.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques applied to the Voynich Manuscript.
  • Image Processing of the Voynich Manuscript folios.
  • Works around whether or not it is a hoax, a natural language, or enciphered.
  • Works that draw on methods from Digital Humanities.



Chair: Dr Colin Layfield (Senior Lecturer University of Malta)

Co-Chair:  Prof. John Abela (Associate Professor, University of Malta)

Programme Committee:

Prof. Claire Bowern (Professor, Yale University)

Prof. Lisa Fagin Davis (Executive Director, Medieval Academy of America)

Prof. Albert Gatt (Associate Professor, Univeristy of Malta)

Dr. Kristian Guillaumier (Lecturer, University of Malta)

Dr. Chris Porter (Senior Lecturer, University of Malta)

Dr. Rafał T. Prinke (Emeritus, Eugeniusz Piasecki University, Poznań, Poland)

Prof. Jennifer M. Rampling (Associate Professor of History, Princeton University)

Mr. Mike Rosner (Senior Lecturer Emeritus, University of Malta)

Dr. Marc Tanti (Lecturer, University of Malta)

Prof. Lonneke Van Der Plas (Group Lead, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland)

Dr. René Zandbergen

Important Dates 

Conference Dates:  30th November - 1st December, 2022

Abstract/Summary Deadline: 30th June, 2022 (12:00 Central European Summer Time)

Acceptance of Abstract/Summary submission notification: 20th July, 2022 

Full Paper Submission (5-9 pages) - 31st Aug, 2022 (12:00 Central European Summer Time) 

Acceptance Notification: 1st October, 2022


Should you have any queries kindly contact the organisers via email